Man charged with double killing pleads not guilty to murder

10:38 am on 26 February 2020

A man charged with killing two men near Tauranga has pleaded not guilty to their murders.

18072016 Photo: Rebekah Parsons-King. Wellington High Court.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

The 25-year-old Bay of Plenty man appeared in the High Court at Tauranga this morning via audio-visual link.

He is accused of killing Paul Lasslett and Nicholas Littlewood at a rural property at Omanawa two weeks ago.

He was arrested in Christchurch a few days after the two men died.

Justice Lang extended his interim name suppression until next week and a trial date has been set for March next year.